Opera Gallery in DIFC to Host Exhibition of European artists, Lita Cabellut and Roc-Roussey



An exhibition of critically acclaimed European artists Lita Cabellut and Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey began yesterday at the Opera Gallery in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The first-ever exhibition of the two artists in the Middle East will run for two weeks.

Abdulla bin Hamad Bin Sougat, CEO of the DIFC Lifestyle Group said: “Lita Cabellut and Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey are the latest in a series of exceptional contemporary artists that Opera Gallery has introduced to Dubai. As part of DIFC’s effort to enhance the creative and cultural environment in the financial district and promote the appreciation of art, we are keen to support exhibitions that showcase renowned artists from across the world.”

Bertrand Epaud, General Manager of Opera Gallery Dubai said: “Opera Gallery is delighted to introduce the works of Lita Cabellut and Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey to Dubai and the region. Cabellut and Roc-Roussey have carved out distinctive stylistic niches for themselves in the world of contemporary art. They represent diverse thematic and technical approaches but both artists have enthralled art lovers with their inimitable styles.”

Lita Cabellut is considered a painter with a unique pictorial language. She uses a contemporary variation on the fresco-technique. Her striking 'human-faced' paintings have been exhibited all around the globe, in New York, Dubai, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona, London, Paris, Venice, Monaco, Seoul and many more cities.

Born in Barcelona in 1961, Cabellut’s work draws from her memories of the poor Gypsy community in the old area of Barcelona within which she grew up, a place known for its pickpockets and street performers. Her works reveal influences of Goya, Velazquez, Ribera, Rembrandt and Francis Bacon.

Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey’s works are mostly characterised by elements of mythical and legendary narratives. His work features magical figures rendered in neo-classic and renaissance styles. The dynamic energy and intense colours of his large canvases are so overwhelmingly strong that the viewer is reminded of common legend or myth found in any culture.

Born in Paris in 1951, ROC-ROUSSEY has been working extensively throughout studios in Montmartre and the South of France. A collector of relics from various cultural areas, Roc-Roussey has created a series about Asian women, which moves beyond his previous studies of Western and Eastern European mythology. The refreshing energy and confidence of Roc-Roussey’s works lead the viewer to appreciate them as unforgettable and relivable moments.

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